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Finding Aid for the Enrique Hank Lopez Papers, 1960-1985
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Description
Enrique Hank Lopez (1920-1985) is believed to be the first Hispanic-American to graduate from Harvard Law School. Lopez edited and published a Hispanic literary journal and wrote a number of books. The collection consists of manuscripts, research materials, and articles by or about Enrique Hank Lopez. The collection also includes biographical information and books inscribed to him by various authors.
Background
Lopez was born on May 28, 1920 in Chihuahua, Mexico; grew up in Denver, Colorado; believed to be the first Hispanic-American to graduate from Harvard Law School; moved to California in 1948, where he became a lawyer, teacher and leader of the Los Angeles Latin community; advocated bilingual education as a lecturer at University of California Berkeley and Yale University; lectured at Harvard University on the status of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans within the U.S. political system; served as consultant on Latin affairs to the Ford Foundation; appointed to the American Bar Association's Committee on World Order; produced and narrated a television documentary on Chicanos; edited and published a Hispanic literary journal, Dialogos (1962-67); wrote a number of books, including Eros and Ethos: A Comparative Study of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Sex Behavior (c1979), The Harvard mystique: the Power Syndrome That Affects Our Lives from Sesame Street to the White House (c1979), and Conversations with Katherine Anne Porter: Refugee from Indian Creek (1981); died on October 20, 1985 in West Hollywood, California.
Extent
26 boxes (13 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.